It's Father's Day and my dad isn't feeling great. Without going to in depth about his health details, I knew he didn't want "stuff" for Dad Day but might appreciate something sweet. My mother is a very healthy human being, and makes delicious, healthy savory meals (as does my Dad, btw the way- division of labor is very equal in that household) so I knew I had to provide something desserty and treat-tactic for my dad to make him feel better and recognize what an awesome guy I have for a Dad. Enter, M&M Cookies- with classic M&Ms, Peanut Butter M&Ms and Caramel M&Ms. Added to a soft-bake style cookie and we are cooking with gas.
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup M&Ms
1/4 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms
1/4 cup Caramel M&Ms
Whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In large bowl using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat softened butter until creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar, beating until fluffy and light in color. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as well- get it all incorporated. Add in the dry ingredients with mixer on low. With a spatula, fold in the M&Ms.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Use a 1/5 Tablespoon cookie dishes and scoop out the dough. Roll cookie dough into balls, and arrange 3 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look soft.
Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!